I played a few more times and decided I needed to bring in some real players. A shout-out to Vince, Steve, Brent, François, Valéry, Jean-Marc, Samuel, Sean, Philippe, my lovely wife (Marie-Pierre) and many others for enduring endless hours of game play.
Over the course of many months the game evolved. There were countless changes to the rules, statistics and card effects. For those helping test the game it must have seemed I was changing the rules every time we played — and often I did — even during a game!
There are still a few fundamental game problems that I just can’t seem to fix. One time we played François just couldn’t get the cards to move past the first body — a definite flaw. I tried a couple different solutions that worked but they added a bunch of new rules and the game play was more… complex.